The Conseil des arts Prescott Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC) reveals the 150 artists of Prescott and Russell and its surroundings, that are participating in the regional cultural phenomenon that is 150 Reasons to Be Canadian.

These 150 artists, artisans, and creators all contributed a piece of art to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. The multitude of artists from the region and its surroundings involved in the project serves to demonstrate the commitment of the artists towards their community.

“A healthy community is one that creates spaces and offers opportunities for its members to be creative and express their ideas, thoughts and talents. 150 reasons to Be Canadian is a project that was created as a celebration of the talent of the region, and Canada’s 150th” expressed Shanna Steals, Executive Director of CAPRAC.

CAPRAC invited people from the community to make clay paddles for a canoe constructed out of birch bark. Thirty-eight student artists from 12 high schools across the region, each representing their respective schools have participated.

On October 21, 2017 at the River Rock Inn in Rockland, CAPRAC will unveil the 150 artworks of these individuals and groups “to demonstrate the creative drive of a community that has come together to celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of our region.”